Borreguita and the coyote: a tale from Ayutla, Mexico

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Knopf, Jul 20, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 34 pages
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A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up.

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Review: Borreguita and the Coyote (Reading Rainbow Books)

User Review  - Marissa - Goodreads

The children's book "Borreguita and the Coyote" is the story of a clever sheep who tricks a coyote into not eating it. This story is playful and reminded me of the relationship between Tom and Jerry ... Read full review

Review: Borreguita and the Coyote (Reading Rainbow Books)

User Review  - Peyton Shuckhart - Goodreads

Borreguita and the Coyote is the story of how a little lamb decides he wants to trick the scary coyote into not eating him. The entire story takes place on a farm like open valley somewhere in South ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

* Verna Aardema grew up in New Era, Michigan as the third in a family of nine children.  A cedar swamp in the back of her house served as her inspiration and retreat as a young aspiring writer.

* At Michigan State College, Verna took many writing courses, but none that were aimed at writing for children.  She didn't think about the children's book field until many years later, when she had to make up stories to get her baby daughter to eat.

* Verna writes mostly African folktales because of her fascination with that infinitely diverse continent.  Out of its jungles, deserts, and great plains have come some of the most unusual and charming folktales in the world.

* As of today, Verna has published over 25 books and is still working on more.  Her bo

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